Golden Vessel- Wave (ft. OKBADLANDS)

Not a basshead? Hardcore raver? Starting to hate “trap” music? Getting jaded about electronic music?? Here’s a casual music lover’s PSA about Australian producer Golden Vessel, whose meditative sound is exactly the type of therapy you need if you answered “yes” to any of the above.

So ahead of his debut EP “Before Sleep” dropping next week, Golden Vessel has decided to give us one last preview with new single “Wave”.

And boy, is it good. “Wave” features the gorgeous, silky-like-your-soymilk vocals of Brisbane-based duo OKBADLANDS. The dreamy, calming atmosphere of “Wave” is further amplified by the soft colored assortment of synths and drum samples that Golden Vessel adds in. If your latest trap banger is neon yellow and green in terms of color, “Waves” is like a pale golden yellow or maybe a light lavender in comparison. While some vocalists streamline their melodies and lyrics in the most rote ways possible on electronic tracks these days, OKBADLANDS (comprised of Sally and Kate) creates the most beautiful textures in their singing style. It feels both parts spiritual and emotional when you listen to their vocals layered on top of the production.

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The origin of “Wave” was fairly simple. Like many of Golden Vessel’s tracks, ‘Wave’ started out as a simple beat he’d created on his laptop. Later, he added a piano melody throughout before asking Joe Thiang (of MTNS) to lay some drums over the outro of the song.

On working with OKBADLANDS, Golden Vessel mentioned,

“I’d been working with Sally and Kate over the last few months producing tracks for their debut EP. I really loved working with them, and they are both immensely talented, so I decided to see whether they wanted to collaborate on this track. After a quick creative discussion over some burgers, I got stuck into finishing up the instrumental and OKB had the vocals finished within the week”

“Wave” is available now from iTunes and Spotify, and will also be up for free download via Golden Vessel‘s Soundcloud until the Before Sleep EP release on June 21.

Before Sleep EP Tour:
Thursday, June 30 – The Foundry, Brisbane (w/Lastlings & LEØ)
Friday, July 1 – Banquet @ The World Bar, Sydney
Friday, July 8 – Yah Yah’s, Melbourne (w/SEYWOOD, Abraham Tilbury & elkkle)

Be sure to check out both Golden Vessel on SoundCloud, Twitter, and Facebook and stay updated on all things OKBADLANDS on SC, Twitter, and Facebook as well !! Gotta show support to the artists who make the music you love <3

Ruth Jiang
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